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The Israeli military works with hilltop settlers in occupied lands outside Nablus to destroy the Palestinian protest encampment of al-Manatir in Burin
Orit Struk and Moshe Feiglin are the Knesset’s newest settler ministers, elected in January. They are bent on annexing most of the West Bank and rebuilding the Jewish temple on the site of the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem
Israeli strike on Syria followed violations of Lebanon’s airspace and movement of missile defense system to north
Late Tuesday evening Israeli plans bombed a weapons convoy in Syria destined for Lebanon, marking Israel’s military entry into the now two-year crisis in Syria
Israelis and Palestinians from the left struggled with how to vote in the recent Israeli elections, and if they should vote at all.
On Sunday night, Palestinian police fired live rounds at demonstrators in the al-Amari refugee camp near Ramallah in the roughest encounter between security forces and West Bank Palestinians to date.
The funeral of Sameer Awad from Budrus ends with tear gas in the village and over the deceased’s grave site.
A Palestinian teenager was shot repeatedly and killed by the Israeli military this morning near the West Bank village of Budrus.
This morning in the darkness, hundreds of Israeli special forces descended on the protest encampment of Bab al-Shams in the E1 area of the West Bank and detained 150 villagers in what Israel is declaring a ‘closed military zone’ — a bureaucratic designation used to force Palestinians from land
Allison Deger travels with dozens of Palestinians as they evade Israeli soldiers in the hills of Jerusalem to reach the new protest village of Bab al-Shams in E1.
Rand Paul is in Israel this week, and suggesting that American aid be cut to the Jewish state. His tour is funded by the American Family Association, an evangelical organization dubbed a “hate group” by the Southern Law Poverty Center for anti-gay bigotry.
Despite an announcement on Friday from the Prime Minister’s office that Benjamin Netanyahu delayed construction in the E1 corridor between Jerusalem and the West Bank, more than 700 American rabbis, cantor and rabbinical students continue to decry the controversial settlement plan.
Changing PA’s name to ‘State of Palestine’ raises questions on where Gaza stands in PLO’s political vision
On Friday the Palestinian Authority (PA) changed its name officially to “The State of Palestine,” through a presidential decree by Mahmoud Abbas. Materially, only passports, identification cards, and official PA letterhead will reflect the new name, but names have power and meaning beyond words themselves and the “State of Palestine” signals yet another failure to include Gaza in the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s (PLO) political vision. More subtly the name creates confusion as to which political body is the leader of the Palestinian people.
Once living comfortably in Gaza outposts former Gush Katif settlers are now longer the apple of the government’s eye and will begin paying rent on their trailers after seven and a half years of government subsidies.
Last week Palestinian Authority employees announced their second strike in the past 30 days. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas responded indirectly by threatening to dissolve the PA and called on Israel to re-occupy the West Bank. Abbas’s statement was primarily meant for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but also sent a subtle message to West Bank protesters making clear that Israel should be the scapegoat for their current financial woes.
As tourists celebrated Christmas in Manger Square in Bethlehem, shop owners were working. Despite its widely-hailed new UN Observer state status, the West Bank is in economic decline.
Following air strikes Sunday by the Syrian military on the country’s largest refugee camp, Palestinians are fleeing from the relative shelter of refugee status in Syria to strapped aid services in Lebanon. Once home to 150,000 refugees, Yarmouk camp in Damascus has emptied with Palestinian leaving en masse for the first time since violence erupted two years ago for the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad.
More doubts have emerged over the shooting of a Hebron 17-year-old who was on his way home with birthday cake. Today B’tselem posted the above video of Mohammed Salayme moments after he was killed by an Israeli border police officer on Wednesday, December 11, 2012.
New details have emerged on the murder of 17-year old Mohammed Salayme that took place last night in Hebron, casting doubt on the Israeli investigation that determined the youth threatened a border policeman with a toy gun.
After defending a decision against the advisement of Palestinian, Native and solidarity activists to cancel a Tel Aviv University performance, Native poet Joy Harjo has responded by stating she was too quick to speak against the academic and cultural boycott of Israel and has scheduled a visit to the West Bank.
Discourse from within the Israeli government to formalize Greater Israel may indicate that Israel is finally planning to formally annex the West Bank.
Conversations with Palestinians in the West Bank reveal that many believe Thursday’s expected bid as a non-member state to the United Nations (UN) is the best prospect for a better future, despite no immediate benefit, an unknown effect on the political rights of refugees and the possibility of Israeli and American aid sanctions.
Days after the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas the Israeli embassy in Washington D.C. released a video equating Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas’s expected UN bid for statehood to launching rockets from Gaza.
Sacha Dratwa, IDF spokesman, publishes photo of himself daubed in Dead Sea mud as Obama. Israeli racism at work
Gaza transformed the political landscape of the West Bank. Popular resistance has new meaning. And as the world was watching eight days of air strikes on the Gaza Strip, the West Bank erupted in unexpected protests in every major checkpoint and city. At least four died and 200 were injured.
A report from the funeral of Rushdi Tamimi, shot by the Israeli military at a protest. “The psychology of defeat is starting to change,” says one activist. With Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s failure to bring about the promise of statehood, and Gaza embattled, West Bank Palestinians are beginning to shed the discourse of two-states and reflect on new options.